Eko Atlantic is a public/private partnership harnessing entirely private investment funds to create a new 21st century, multi modal city on land which will be reclaimed in three phases over the next six years. Projected details are as follows:
-Development area: over nine square kilometres (nine million square meters).
-Size: Length of city - seven kilometers; Average width of city - 1.4 kilometers.
-Expected number of buildings in Eko Atlantic - 3,000.
-Resident population - 250,000.
-Commuters - 150,000.
-Length of internal roads - 100 kilometers.
-Length of internal waterway - 20 kilometers.
-Duration of marine works - six years.
-Total amount of sand for reclamation - 140 million tons (95 million cubic meters).
-Average depth of water in landfill area - eight meters.
-Daily volume target for sand pumping - 82,000 tons (55,000 cubic meters).
-Length of main sea wall (revetment) - 7 kilometers.
-Height of sea wall above water level - 9 meters.
-Number of plots for sale - approximately 1,500 (excluding the Financial District).
Lagos is one of the fastest growing mega-cities in the world, expected to reach 25 million inhabitants by 2015. Over decades of coastal erosion tidal surges have systematically damaged properties and livelihoods, and with the onset of climate change, the risk of flooding is accelerated. Eko Atlantic will help address this ongoing threat by creating a man-made barrier and new city to be built on land that is being reclaimed from the sea. Eko Atlantic will become home to at least 250,000 residents, with commuter volume expected to exceed 150,000 people daily.
This reclamation project will replace land that was lost during a hundred years of severe coastal erosion. Complex marine works engaging world-renowned consultants and contractors to roll back surging waves from the Atlantic Ocean have already begun.